On my old test box, I had Linux (Mandrake ver 7 I think) dual booted with 98 on one hard drive, but before that, I had just Linux and then just Win 2000.
When I was at my friends place today, I was trying to remove Linux (the same version) and install Win 98 (which is what he wants on it) over the top of Linux. I managed to remove the Linux partitions (no thanks to fdisk) and then format the hdd to fat 32. The only problem after that was that I couldn't find the drive letter for his CD ROM drive to install 98! I went through the alphabet but still no letter. His BIOS is old, it's an AMIBIOS with mouse support (about 7 years I estimate, it's old enough not to be able to detect bigger HDD's like 20gig and so on).
Something else rather interesting, I formatted the partition with Linux Mandrake with fat 32 so I could get a drive letter for it, then formatted with format(.com?) from a Windows 95 boot disk. Once I restarted the PC, it came up with the Linux log in again! <-- I think I have to congratulate Microsoft for yet another totally WONDERFUL piece of software, yeah right.
I know I've done a fair bit of stuff with it that I shouldn't have, so the PC will probably be a little muddled, but that's all I had to play with. I'm pretty sure that the only reason I could get my drive letter back for the CD ROM on my test box, was because 2000 is a boot cd.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the drive letter back without using a boot cd??
If this makes absolutely no sense to anyone, please tell me. When I read it it looks pretty confusing and I wrote it :| hehe.